Anaheim chilli seeds. The Anaheim (C. Annuum) has a bit of a story about it. We do like stories :) Research on this chilli has revealed that this chilli originated from Mexico (the area around the town of Hatch to be precise) and was later brought to the town of Anaheim, Southern California, where it was grown commercially and is now considered to be one of the most commercially available chillies in the US. In Mexico these chillies are called "New Mexico Chile" or "Hatch Chiles". We have it that while they are one and the same variety, Mexican Hatch Chillies are hootter than those grown in the US and this may well be down to the differences in soil and climate. In our experience, the plants are small to medium sized and have a good yield of elongated pods that will ripen from green to red when fully ripe. Traditionally these chillies are used when green and red. Green chillies are often used canned in the US. When fully ripe, red pods are usually referred to as "Chile Colorado" or "California Red".
Anaheim chillies are not hot, but do have a little heat. Heat wise we are looking at around 500 - 2,500 SHU, depending on growing conditions. These peppers are great for using fresh in green or red states or making into chilli powder. Probably one of the most popular uses of this chilli is stuffing and a Mexican dish called "Chile Relleno".
Chillihead Images of fresh chillies shown in product views are for purpose of showing the type of chillies that these seeds have been harvested from. We do not sell fresh chillies on this site. Customers are advised that they are buying chilli seeds for the type of chilli shown in the product view. All our chilli plants are open pollinated. While we endeavour to grow plants in seclusion, cross polination may still be a factor. We do not sell to minors under the age of 18. We would also like to warn customers that most of our products are exctremely hot and should be treated with utmost respect.